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>> i'm tracy davidson. let's bring with brittney shipp with the "first alert" forecast. brittney. >> good morning. temperatures are below average for areas like millville we will see a shift from yesterday. mainly gray on and off throughout the day. here's a live look at center city. the skyline, we're seeing clouds right now but we should we more sunshine. 31 in mt. holly. 33 in trenton. 30 degrees in allentown. 36 in philadelphia. 33 in wilmington. and 33 degrees currently in dover. a closer look at what to expect. we are going to see a cold start on this thursday morning. we'll also see weekend rain and even the possibility of a chance of rain as we head into sunday for the eagles game. here's how today will break down. we do expect to see temperatures by 9:00 a.m. in the high 30s. 39 degrees by noon. 42 degrees. and then take a look at this 6:00 hour. 40 degrees and cold. so a cold evening ahead as well.
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for now, we want to check in with "first alert" reporter jillian mele. >> good morning to you, brittney. start off on 422 looking good. quiet in both directions. eastbound side. no accidents on 422 and no delays to report right now. we still have this problem on the boulevard at welsh road. traffic lights are malfunctioning. checking your drive times. 76 in both directions between the blue route and the vine. that's about a 14-had minute trip there both ways. pennsylvania turnpike about 17 minutes between the bensalem and if you're traveling 95, southbound from cottman area into center city philadelphia you see average speeds the entire length. 55 miles per hour, vai. 5:01. we have breaking news in montgomery county where a fire destroyed a house there. you see our crews there along with fire crews on location. this is a live look on thomas
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drive. this is in sanatoga. the fire started around 2:00 a.m. no one was hurt. you see the flames out. no smoke there. they have mostly doused the fire. investigators are looking into what caused the fire. we're making phone calls to bring you the updates. new from overnight, a construction worker is dead after a car hit him on a busy highway in chester county. the accident happened at 422 near pottstown. nbc10's monique braxton is live in coventry township. monique, what do we know about this? >> reporter: tracy, just moments ago, police hard at work inside headquarters at coventry township released his identity killed along 422 late last night. here's video of what the scene looked like. shortly after the accident happened 11:00. moments ago the chief of police released details. he tells us 60-year-old lee
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broyer was setting cones the drive 57-year-old marisville hit bowyer. he worked for eckman of ashton. we have learned he was the project superintendent. we've also just been told that accident investigators are inside, reconstructing the accident. in an effort to find out exactly what happened. and make sure they leave no stone unturned. we're working on that part of the story for you in the next hour. live for now, north coventry township. monique braxton, "nbc10 news." 5:03. the american red cross is helping villes of an apartment fire in winfield. fire ripped through a building at 53rd and montgomery. a woman that lives in one of the apartments spoke with us while her family huddled for warmth
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under red cross blankets. >> it's hard not knowing whether or not the fire is going to make it to your house destroying your house and everything in it. knowing that my kids got to be out here and be cold. >> and now working to figure out how many people will be displaced. and what they have learned about the cause of that fire. and we have new information about the army uniform. an army veteran accused this man of stolen valor while shopping at oxford valley mall. ryan berk said he noticed something was wrong with the uniform of sean yetman. we want to be clear that yetman has not been charged with a crime in this case. yetman has pleaded guilty to a similar crime. jesse, you called the police department that arrested yetman more than a decade ago. >> reporter: that's right, i called the police department. requested a mug shot. i haven't received that yet. but i do have those court
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documents from a decade ago. the bucks county court records reported that yetman pleaded guilty in 2003 for impersonating an officer. he was given fines but delinquent in the fines. he was charged with impersonating officer robert hayes had. it's important, vai, to note he has not been charged with stolen valor. that's what one veteran claims. and another veteran says it's pretty easy to spot the impostors. live in center city, i'm jesse gary, "nbc10 news." for the second time in as many weeks a grand jury decision parked protests on the streets of philadelphia. a crowd chanted, before the tree lighting ceremony. their actions followed a new
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new york grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the death of eric garner. protesters said the message got more important than the holiday. >> when something as bad as this is happening, we need to stop and take a moment and believe faith for honoring the injustices that has happened. >> the protests lasted about four hours continuing until after the tree lighting ended. police say one person was taken in custody. somebody trying to climb over the barricades to protect the christmas. and in the new york decision not to excite a police officer in the choke hold death of eric garner. >> that july incident was caught on video. >> i can't breathe. >> that's garner yelling "i can't breathe." that same video showed him refusing to be handcuffed. officer pantaleo shows putting garner in a choke hold which is
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banned under nypd policy. last night, garner's wife and mother spoke out about the grand jury decision. >> a cop did wrong. somebody who gets paid to do right did wrong. and he's not held accountable for it. how can we put our trust in the justice system when they fail us like this. they didn't only faille me, they failed many of us. >> the justice department says it will not proceed with a civil rights investigation. >> all lives must be valued. all lives. mr. garner's death is one of the several recent incidents across our great country that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they're charged to serve and protect. >> president obama said the decision in the garner case underscores the need to strengthen the trust and
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accountability between communities and law enforcement. today marks day seven in the search for missing college student shane montgomery. classmates at west lake university held a candlelight vigil. shane montgomery disappeared last week after a night out with friends in manayunk. ♪ montgomery's family and friends joined the song and prayer vigil on campus. they lit candles to show support for the ongoing search. the reward is now of the $31,000 for information to help find the missing 31-year-old. montgomery vanished after leaving kildare's pub in manayunk. >> i have a wonderful support system. a wonderful, wonderful family. a strong mother who raised us to be faithful, hopeful and prayer fall. that's what i'm trying to be.
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>> shane's parents will be live on the "today" show later this morning at 7:00 pleading tour help in finding their son. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. good morning. taking a live look outside right now, where we are going to see plenty of sunshine as we head into the rest of your morning. but heading into the afternoon, those clouds are supposed to increase once again. but at least today, we're going to stay dry. can't say the same as we head into the rest of the weekend. we're tracking every turn of rainfall. friday night over, into saturday night a chance of rain lingering into saturday. as we take a closer look tonight in the headlines, we're going to see temperatures pushing into the mitt 40s -- there we go. more sunshine expected for us. weekend rain a possibility as we head into saturday and sunday. a closer look for philadelphia. 36 degrees. humidity at 70%. wind speeds out of the southwest
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at 5 miles per hour. feels like temperature in the poconos 19 degrees. 28 in pottstown. feeling like 29 in philadelphia. and 26 this had morning in atlantic city. so a cold start on this thursday. as we head into the afternoon temperatures are going to stay in the mid-40s. philadelphia, 36. 33 degrees in wilmington, 30 degrees in the poconos. the clouds will increase until the rest of today. we stay dry. we don't have any rain showers. that changes by friday night. rainfall expected to move in. and again, another round saturday at 5:00 p.m. and another chance of showers sunday. the average for this time of year, 49 today. we warm to 46. i'll have your seven-day forecast in about 15 minutes, jillian. >> speaking of jillian, you know, there have been times in
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the past year when i've come to a four-way stop, you know whose voice i hear in my head? >> jillian's. always treat it as a four-way stop. >> good. am i being motherly. you have to treat it as a four-way stop. for drivers in delaware, following destruction at i-95. 141 and mlb boulevard, that's cleared in the last few minutes so you're good to go there. no other issues to report on the roads in delaware. i-95 near the philadelphia international airport. it's also quiet right now. no accidents or delays so if you have an early morning flight, you're in luck. on the westbound side, that's looking good, right here, on-ramp to 76 westbound from spring garden street, you'll notice we've still got a lot of construction equipment set up. and that ramp is closed, as it states right there. part of a long-term construction project. as you can see, that's still throughout and active. tracy.
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a warning from federal health officials why the cdc says this season's influence vaccine provides little protection against the virus. plus, a christmas grinch caught on camera. what police say was in this package stolen from a front porch in south philadelphia. what's possible today?
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in ways you never thought possible. comcast nbcuniversal bringing media and technology together for you. government health officials warn your flu shots may not be a good match for the most common flu strain that's out there this season.
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the centers for disease control is advising doctors that the most common flu strain this year has mutated and the flu vaccine may not be as effective against it. however, the cdc says flu shots still offers some protection against that strain and other strains of the virus. from our south jersey bureau, health officials will hold a vaccination clinic today following a hepatitis scare at a pizzeria. a worker at rosa's italian restaurant in hamilton is in the hospital. officials say people may have been exposed from november 10th to december 1st which was monday. if you recently ate at rosa's during those indicates you can get vaccinated from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the volunteer fire company. the vaccine costs $35 per person. new video shows a fact wanted on an family on a 15-year-old in hunting park.
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police are looking for a thief that stole a package from the door step of a south philadelphia home and the crime is all caught on camera. this all happened within a matter of minutes a delivery man dropped the package off the home and four minutes later the thief walked off with the package. the package was a sit and spin bought for a 1-year-old. >> he kind of walks back and forth across the house. it's clear that he's looking if anybody's out and about. >> came through with a full refund on that sit and spin. this morning, bill cosby is facing new sex assault allegations. two more accusers have come forward claiming the comedian assaulted them more than 30 years ago. yesterday, those two women along with the third accuser spoke attorney gloria allred now represents the accusers. >> i want mr. cosby to face
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justice for what he has done to me. and so many other women. >> this comes on the heels of a new lawsuit filed on tuesday. that person said cosby molested had her when she was just 15 years old. in trenton today, the new jersey state assembly will hold a hearing later this morning. mayor don garden is expected to testify about how the gaming crisis is affecting the atlantic city economy. so far, four of the of the 12 casinos have gone out of business. meanwhile, the hearing on whether the trump casinos should be liquidated rather than reorganized will be pushed back. the date before the trump taj mahal casino is set to close. meantime, talks between the trump casino, the main union and
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would-be purchaser carl icahn. the group is deciding how to come up with a way to save the 3,000 jobs. >> later today the committee on lawmakers will receive a new report about the investigation into the traffic jams on the george washington bridge in september of last year. democrats are behind the investigation. governor chris christie calls the probe politically motivated. nbc10 breaking news. out of lackawanna county, dunmore. this is a live picture from the scene. we're told it was a gas leak that caused a house to explode. this is dunmore, lackawanna county. the house explosion happened just before 4:00 a.m. the 911 center said there are injuries. no word on how many or the severity of any of them. we do know about 20 to 30 people were evacuated just prior to the
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explosion. the incident all started around 2:00 this morning with a water main break near the intersection. the water main leak may have caused the gas leak. there's a live crew on the scene and we're making calls at our assignment desk so we'll keep you updated on the story. meanwhile to get a report of traffic reports. >> good morning, eastbound side, 340, no accidents no delays. heading into delaware, same situation here. 95 at 495, all is good in both of those highways at this hour. we're following some instruction at chambers, you can take kane street as an alternate. just got word of southbound, 322, the right lane is blocked in that area. finally, the freeway making your way to the bridges, average
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speed in the area, bridges are clear right now. >> announcer: now your nbc10 "first alert" weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. heading into the rest of today, we'll see a mix of sun and clouds also driving out from the light rainfall that we saw yesterday. weekend rain is back in the forecast and it's going to affect this saturday and there's a chance of rain over the eagles game. for philadelphia, 36 degrees, 70% wind speed. southwest at 9 miles per hour. a cold start to the morning when you head out the door, especially in atlantic city where temperatures are only at 31 degrees. clear skies in reading. mid-30s in reading this morning. and we are seeing clouds for philadelphia. throughout the rest of the region, 39 degrees in wildwood currently in millville. 30 degrees in mt. pocono. 30 degrees in wilmington and mid-30 ts to start out the morng in dover. it's in perspective, how many
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colder you'll feel when you step out the door closer to the shore. he's a closer look at the clouds. from the northwest with colder air coming in. we have high pressure off the shore so we are going to stay nice and dry throughout the day. that will change as you look at friday. by friday, clouds increase by 10:00 p.m. right rain in the forecast. saturday, on and off. showers starting earlier than 5:00. closer to noon, 1:00. light rain falling in. the seven-day forecast show also that today we'll see a high of 46 degrees. some sun mixed in with the clouds that are increasing heading into the evening. we'll see a cloudy day on friday. bit time we get into friday night, we do expect to see rainfall. saturday, sunday, as you take a look, 49 degrees on saturday. sunday, we are going to see temperatures at 43 degrees. and a chance of showers monday
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and tuesday. the air bag recalls keep expanding. we'll tell what you major u.s. carmakers have been added to the list. and you may remember this, the chief of police went on a pro-gun profanity laced tirade last year well, he's telling a new tale today.
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a sweet idea from hershey.
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the candymaker is looking to replace high fructose corn syrup in some of its candy. the company says it's in the early stages of exploring a move to sugar instead. the company hopes to appeal to those who want to avoid high fructose corn syrup. 5:25 right now, ford is among the automakers expanding the recall of vehicles with takata air bags. landon dowdy is here with that in the cnbc business news. good morning. >> good morning to you, tracy. ford is expanding a recall of vehicles with takata air bags, the latest automaker to do so at the request of others. chrysler is recalling older dodge ram trucks and honda. with the recall nationwide. takata says it doesn't know
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what's causing the air bags to explode in the crashes. while americans are falling behind on car payments. the balance of loans at least 60 days overdue rose 26%. and the signs of trouble came from lending to people with bad credit and limited needs. tracy, back to you. >> landon gowdy with cnbc, thanks. good morning. i am tracking a mix of sun and clouds for today. but temperatures stay cold. in the mid-40s, as you head into the rest of your weekend. we are going to see a chance of rain. i'll go over all the details coming up. and good morning, i'm jillian mele taking a live look at 76 right here had route 202 in the king of prussia area. 76 is clear the entire length in both directions. i'm just getting word of an accident in montgomery county. i'll get that together and put them on the map coming up in a few minutes. and a man accused of
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impersonating an american soldier has a murky past. >> this is not his first brush with the law. nbc's jesse gary is following that story, jesse? >> reporter: that's right, he pled guilty to impersonating one of philly's finest. and there's more to that story. more after the break.
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a construction worker is killed on the job overnight. this morning, we're working to learn new information about the victim and how it happened. and stolen valor. as nbc10 uncovers new information about the man at the center of a uniform controversy. we break down just how big a problem impersonating members of the military really is. and we're starting out cold this morning. at least we're dry and enjoy it. the nbc10 weather team is tracking another round of rain our way but today sunshine. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. but it is going to be cooler. let's start with brittney shipp and the "first alert" forecast. >> good normorning, we're going be a little bit below average. at least the sun is coming out. it's going to be a mix of sun and clouds however. if you take a look at the flags you see light wind conditions.


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